A few months ago I mentioned that I ran into a guy who used to own one of the two card shops I frequented years ago. He and I had a good chat and he told me he had closed his shop and had all his inventory at his home. He said I could come by anytime and rummage through boxes to try to find Rangers to fill my want lists.
Fast forward to last Saturday and guess what? I ran into him again and we made plans to meet at his house on Tuesday. That was yesterday.
Imagine walking into a small warehouse stuffed with 5000 count boxes, binders full of sets, binders full of autographs, binders full of...well, full of everything. Imagine walking into a house that has three rooms that look like an unorganized, messy card shop.
Sounds fun, doesn't it?
Well, it was. I only had an hour or so to peruse stuff and he spent a good portion of that showing me his favorites before we sat down to work our way through a couple of boxes. He was pulling cards of other teams for some customers so I helped him pull cards for those teams. We both pulled Rangers for me.
I didn't get a chance to scan cards yet, but I got a pic of the haul.
It might not look like much, but look closely. The pile spread out in the middle are the cards I got for myself. I also picked out one of those 1998 Donruss Preferred tins and one binder. The binder has three pages in it there are cards I've never seen before. I'll scan a couple for you to see.
The stack on the right is for you guys. I picked out some stuff for my fellow bloggers while I was digging through those two boxes. They'll be distributed in future trade packages.
I'll give you a cost breakdown when I show off some of the individual cards.
Anyone care to guess my total cost? The person who gets closest to my cost will win a prize. I'm going back next week for another shopping spree and I'll get a stack of the winner's favorite team to send out.
More to come...